Photo-Filled Scrapbook Pages

Photo Filled Scrapbook PagesHey, friends. I’m so obsessed with scrapbooking right now. It’s addictive. My last post was about full page photos, and today I’m back, teaming up with Canon USA, to share ideas for filling pages with multiple photos. I love the look of scrapbook pages filled with colorful photos. There is just something about seeing lots of memories packed onto one page that’s so joyful and warm to me. 

Today I’m here to share some ideas for packing pages with happy memories! 

Time to print! I used my Canon PIXMA MG7120 printer to print the photos for these pages. I just put several 3″ x 3″ photos on 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of their semi-gloss photo paper to consolidate printing.  

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages For this first page I used a 2″ circle punch to create 20 circles. I adhered them in a grid pattern and then used a sewing machine to stitch small lines between every circle. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages   This page is a great solution for times when you have a lot photos you love from an event, but you don’t want to end up with 20 pages. It’s perfect for detail photos and would look cool paired with a full-page photo in an album. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages    Pocket pages! I used these square pockets to put together images from our trip to Palm Springs last year. I love mixing them with colorful patterns. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages     I like to journal right on my photos as much as possible. I’ve never been good at adding long bodies of journaling to my scrapbooks, so instead I try to add little bits here and there. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages      I stitched this pocket closed after I filled it with sequins. Fun! 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages       Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages       More circles! 

This time I used a larger (2 1/2″) punch to make circles, and I embellished them with a few paper elements and a journaling card circle. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages         For this page I pieced together square photos, journaled on them, and added a bunch of enamel dots to give it texture and color. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages          XoxoSupply source list: Enamel Dots, Patterned Papers, Sequins, Photo-Safe Pens

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages (via A Beautiful Mess)And this last page is a pocket page layout made with one big photo. If you don’t have a wide format printer, and you want to fill a page with one giant photo, you can print it on more than one piece of paper, and then piece it together in the pocket pages! I love the look of these big, broken-up photos. 

Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages (via A Beautiful Mess) Photo Filled Scrapbook Pages (via A Beautiful Mess) Now who’s in the mood to scrapbook? I know how I’m spending this next weekend. 🙂 xo! Elsie 

Credits: Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Norma from The Folk Collectiontrack

  • Your scrapbooking posts are my fave! I have always loved your style and have your “52 Scrapbooking Challenges” book. As much as I love embellishments, this style is so much more doable and puts the focus on where it should be, the pictures. Can’t wait for more posts like this 🙂

  • So inspiring! I love everything you share about scrapbooking and photos. I have your photography book and app and I love it all! I haven’t had time to scrapbook and have so many pictures waiting to be printed. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  • Hey! Thanks for the inspo. I’m great at taking photos but kind of terrible at presenting them. I just sorted through two boxes of photos I need to organize and make into a viewable scrapbook. This gave me a lot of ideas.

  • me too I’m in a complete scrapbooking mode ! I got one of these cute golden instagram album from we are memory keepers, printing my instagram album, filling with polaroid ( it fits the sx 70 format ) as well as my diana mini pictures 🙂 if you know where to find a true 2 inch square punch, I’m interested !

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  • I love the idea of more photo-heavy pages. I especially love the circle photo layouts. what brand are your punches and where did you get them? Thanks!

  • I just got that image of a portfolio made in the format of a scrapbook. Just imagine how cool it would be. Is the black text made by hand or in a graphic editor?

  • What type/where did you find the 3 x 4 square divided page protector? I’ve been looking everywhere!

  • Love the circles! I plan on starting ‘my year in photos’ photobooks

  • Love these pages! I’m a big fan of simple scrapbook pages like these, along with the simple full page ones you shared last time!

  • This is how I want to scrapbook. These look beautiful and simply whimsical. :] Great job!

  • I adore all the photo ideas that you have! Thanks for sharing!!

    Speaking of Canon, did you ever announce the winners of #abeautifulmesschallenge? I’d love to browse the winning photos!

    Happy Monday!! ?

  • This looks so creative yet simple to do, thank you! It definitely inspires me to start scrapbooking…now all I need is all the materials which could be expensive eek!

  • Wow! I love this really creative idea! I can’t wait to try it, but first, I have to get paper.. and ink. 😛

  • Amazing, and I thought scrap booking was old fashioned! I can’t help thinking that some of them would look amazing framed on the wall as well.

  • I adore all of your photo DIYs. I can’t wait to make use of some of them once my boyfriend and I start living together. 🙂

  • That is one of the cleanest, most crisp photos of Salvation Mountain I have ever seen. AWESOME!

  • OMG they look so great!
    I really love your scrapbook pages!
    Anna <3

  • ohhh, totally in the mood! can’t wait to be done with all my deadlines and get into all my scrapbooks!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Amazing!!! You’ve got me all excited about printing out photos and scrapbooking!

  • I love this creative idea, what a great post! I too have bookmarked this to inspire me whenever I’m scrapbooking 🙂

    Keep smilin

  • I’ve always been a little unsure about where to start with scrapbooking but I’m now so much more inspired by seeing your modern scrapbooking style and designs, thanks.

    Sarah x

  • Are you planning to use these pages in a conventional scrapbook? 3 ring binder? Something else? I guess the choices are many, I’m just curious to see the end product. 🙂

  • such great ideas! I have just started Project Life and love it!

  • Well, I am certainly in the mood for scrapbooking.
    Kind of terrified too because my pages will never be just as pretty as your pages. (scrapbooking + perfectionism is just kind of a hard task)

    I really do love yours though. (:

    Lots of love!

  • You can also buy coin pocket protecter pages. I got mine at an office supply store. 🙂

  • You are very inspiring! Thanks for sharing ~ I just do not dig the “old” type of scrapbooking, but I super love the look of your pages!

  • I’ve never really tried scrap booking, but it looks like serious fun!
    Xx from the Girl in the Houndstooth Coat

  • I have all of my Project Life supplies ready, I just need to make that jump! Printing photos is definitely the biggest hang-up for me. I like having printer access at home, but I go through ink like crazy.

  • I really love the circle photos and that awesome large photo broken up into smaller squares! By the way, where did you find your photo album in the last post about scrapbooking? I’ve been trying to find one that I like, but I’m struggling.


  • Awe, I love doing scrapbooking with my girls! This looks like fun. Lately, I’ve taken to keeping an online scrapbook diary so that I can keep it for my daughters for the rest of my life by scanning in old pictures. It’s a lot of work but totally worth it!


    Laurali Star

  • Hi Richelle,
    I resize my photos with photoshop to the exact size I want them to be and then put them on a new file the size of the printer paper. I hope that helps!
    xx- Elsie

  • This is lovely! You have inspired me to start printing some of my family photos. I have soooo many and I haven’t printed any in YEARS! I’ve actually become scared to even think about it, because I used to be so organized about it, back before digital. 🙂


  • Really?? That’s SO awesome! I love it.

    I would love to post more about scrapbooking. Thanks for the encouragement!
    xx- Elsie

  • Oh my gosh! I completely relate with this! I have a LOT of work to do to feel “caught up” too.
    xx- Elsie

  • Hi there! Thanks so much for your kind words!
    Yes, we have.
    xx- Elsie

  • Hi Robin!
    Thanks so much. I can’t believe you had that book. AWE!
    We have a few other book ideas in the works now, but I am planning to do an album e-course before Christmas. Lots of scrapbooking posts to come!
    xx- Elsie

  • I love all of these pages! It makes me want to pull out my scrapbook stuff and fill every page with tons of pictures!

  • Wow, how beautiful! Thank you for reminding me that I wanted to try art journaling!

  • I scrapbook only with pics too for my PL.. and I love it.. you can see my pages here

  • love this..I’m looking forward to you and emma’s new book but have you thought about a new scrapbooking idea book? I have your first one ..seems like so long ago and you bring fresh new ideas. A fav recipe book from emma would be great as well!

  • Hi Elsie,

    Always love your scrapbooks. Ps. Have you and emma contacted the ABM challenge winner yet?



  • such phenomenal pages of beautiful captures! you can scrapbook like no other.

  • I love this idea! I am currently looking for ways to display my photos of my traveling and something like this would be perfect. Thanks for the idea!

    Anita Hendrieka

  • I so do miss your scrapbooking posts! I remember thats how I discovered your blog. It was many many moons ago that I got the chance to take a class of yours at Right at Home Scrapbooking and I was waaaay too shy to say hi! I hope you post some more scrap related stuff now that your so inspired 🙂

  • Oh my gosh! Totally love all of the sites! You’re so inspiring! Thanks so much Elsie! 🙂 I want to see more-more-more scrapbooking from you!!! 🙂

  • I maybe want to do something like this as a collage on my wall, but I’ll have to see how that works out (I’m not that creative, or maybe too much of a perfectionist to like anything I do)

  • Amazing ! Elsie, thanks to you, I just bought the supplies needed to create my first scrapbooking. I now can’t wait to start this new project! Thank you for sharing.

  • Beautiful !
    You’re such inspiring, thank you ! 🙂


  • grids are the best, i’m also using plenty of them on my 52 weeks of art journaling album! definitely need to add a few circle punches to my collection though!

  • Definitely know what to do with all my pictures now; square scrapbook them (and post them on my blog, of course!) // timidlioness

  • This right here is the reason I read your blog everyday..the way you preserve your photographs and memories is what I love about you the most! I was finding myself stuck with some of my scrapbooks but now I am inspired to begin work on them again!! 🙂 thank you Elsie..

  • Hi Elsie,

    How do you resize the photos? I have always wanted to print smaller photos but I end up printing them in 4×6, 5×7.


  • Love the fun shapes. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I hope you have a beautiful day!!!


    the bbb blogger

  • Wonderful! These pages offer a variety of options for the no so experience scrapbooker (such as myself). :] // ☼

  • Hey Becky!
    They do. Have you seen the Selphy?
    It’s adorable. xx- Elsie

  • Elsie! I love you so much – you are so a girl after my own heart! I am absolutely loving these scrapbooking posts…I hope you continue to post more in the future and continue to love scrapping as much as I do! I am so inspired by your pages and I love Project Life and scrapbooking and it’s so awesome to see two of my favourite things (Abeautifulmess + Scrapbooking) combined. Loved your post about using full pages and I’m loving these multiple photo layouts too. Thanks so much for the inspiration, creativity and openness. you rock girl!

  • I have been wanting to do this scrapbook art journal since you posted the full pages! I have yet to do it, but I plan to this summer! I Just wish I took amazing pictures like yours :O

  • I see now that there was a photo safe pens link, or maybe it was added. Either way, thank you!

  • I need a good printer! I love all your photos. 🙂

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

  • Lovely! I have the same Studio Calico products, you’ve given me some new ideas to try for 8 1/2 x 11 layouts!

  • These are all so great! I wish Cannon had a smaller more portable printer, I’m never in one spot for long!

    xx Becky

  • Pocket pages are my favorite way to scrapbook recently! I just loaded up on some supplies for a Paris trip Album!

  • Hi Michelle! When I printed the photos for this post- I only had to replace ink once! 🙂
    xx- Elsie

  • I’ve never thought of cutting photos into circles but it actually looks so cute! 🙂 And the breaking up one photo and making it into a bunch of small photos is a great way to change it up too! Thanks so much for sharing and being so inspirational! 🙂

  • Thank you Trish!
    I really appreciate that! Having so much fun with scrapbooking right now!
    xx- Elsie

  • Yes we have! We contacted them through Instagram today. 🙂
    xx- Elsie

  • Love. Love. LOVE it!! Speaking of amazing canon printers… Have you guys contacted the #abeautifulmesschallenge winners yet? I’m dying to see who won!!

  • So cute! Curious, about how many photos/photo pages do you guys print before having to change the ink?

  • An article FULL of inspiration and great ideas! I LOVE the circle cut photos and those gorgeous enamel dots. THANK YOU! 🙂 Katooshie

  • This post was just what I need it to have inspiration for my summer scrapbook..!! Love all the different pages but above all the ones with the circles.
    I have a question for you, where can we buy the circles punches online, because I from Europe and in my country I can’t find them anywhere.. And do you know the best sites to buy craft material for scrapbooks? I always have a hard time finding those..

    Thank you

  • These look so beautiful! I always attempt to make scrapbooks but am never pleased with the end effect! You have done a great job!! Lilly xx

  • These look amazing! So fun, filled with life and a great way to showcase lots of photos. I love how you do scrapboooks with printed photos; HOWEVER.. I have 100’s of inxtax polaroid photos and not much to do with them – could you think of a way I could scrapbook them ?

  • Oh my god I love this!! So much! I have a hard time finding creative ways to organize photos, but I love crafting so this is perfect! I need to go to a craft store pronto.

    PS: How great is the Ace in Palm Springs?? Love it 🙂

  • Great ideas! I can’t wait to get back to scrapbooking when we finish travelling!

  • What kind of pen/marker do you use to journal directly on your photo paper? I want to do the same sort of thing but I’d hate to damage photos by choosing the wrong type of ink.

  • Another wonderful project. It’s such a nice way to make use of your photos!

  • This is amazing, I just wish I had the time for it all! I don’t know how you do it!

  • Elsie, you are just so inspiring. I love you!
    I can’t wait to start a new album and I’ve bookmarked (I should have pinned, oh well, will do too) all of your scrapbooking ideas. You ARE the BEST!

  • So cute! It makes me totally want to restart scrapbooking!!!

  • I totally understand. You can do this, for sure!
    xx- Elsie

  • They’re from a company called October Afternoon. They are 12×12 size but I cut one row off the edge so now they are 9×12. 🙂
    xx- Elsie

  • Hi Sarah,
    I don’t know if there really is a difference. I think of my albums are a little bit of both.
    xx- Elsie

  • I like the way you scrapbook..loved it all! Especially the round ones with stitches…


  • i really like the pocket square pages, where are you purchasing them from?

  • I’m obsessed by art journaling and even bought a printer today so I can print my photos out like you do. What’s the diff between scrap booking and art journaling. Neither are really big in the uk like they seem to be in the Us

  • wow!! That is beautiful!! Scrapbooking intimidates me, but I still want to give it a go. I have to be honest, this is just the push I needed!! Im so excited. I need this canon printer.
    thank you for sharing 🙂

  • I have to get all the supplies to make a summer scrapbook! I may stick a few Polaroids from instant camera, too.

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